Windows Phone 8 update tipped as “Apollo Plus”

Nov 26, 2012
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It seems that quite a few people are pleased with Windows Phone 8, but unfortunately, the mobile OS didn't launch with all of its promised features. If you're feeling a little let down by that, then you'll be pleased to know that Microsoft is working on a new update to deliver these features. The update is code named Apollo Plus, and it will apparently be launching in Q1 2013.

That's according to Twitter user @Football4PDA, who tweeted the name and the release window earlier today. The Verge added to that initial tweet by saying that Apollo Plus will add, among other things, VPN support to Windows Phone 8. We're also reportedly looking at a Wi-Fi fix that allows devices to stay connected to a Wi-Fi network at all times, along with some unnamed and nondescript audio tweaks.

There are probably more fixes and features planned as part of Apollo Plus, but at the moment, that's all the information we have on them. According to The Verge's sources, this will be the first OTA update for Windows Phone 8 and it will be revealed at MWC 2013 in February. That means we can probably expect it to roll out shortly thereafter, but when exactly is currently up in the air.

So, it seems that Apollo Plus will be adding some of features that got left behind in the rush to launch Windows Phone 8. If Microsoft is going to hold back official world until we're at MWC next year, then there are probably more noteworthy features and fixes in Apollo Plus than just the ones we're hearing about today. We'll be on the lookout for new details as we approach MWC 2013, so keep it here at SlashGear for more information.


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